Call for Papers: Bodies/Borders in Jewish Women’s Comics Edited by: Heike Bauer, Andrea Greenbaum, and Sarah Lightman Scholarship and publications on Jewish women and comics have grown considerably over the last five years. Studies such as the Eisner Award-winning Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews (Lightman 2014), How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses? (Oksman 2016) and our own special issue on “Contemporary Comics by Jewish Women” (Bauer, Greenbaum, Lightman, Studies in Comics 7:2 2015 ) have shown that Jewish women make a significant and varied contribution to contemporary comics. Prompted by the realization that… Read More
New Podcast: Transformations: Therapy/Not Therapy
Panel 2C from the 2013 Comics & Medicine panel in Brighton brings us four presentations that relate to the theme of therapy. Use the Quicktime player below to view images along with the audio of Panel 2B. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the keynote presentation below. First up on this panel is Sarah Lightman (author of the forthcoming Book of Sarah from Myriad Editions) of the University of Glasgow and Laydeez do Comics with her talk, “Metamorphosing Difficulties – Post Traumatic Growth in the Autobiographical Comics of Sarah Leavitt, Nicola Streeten and Maureen… Read More
And God Remembered Sarah
Sarah Lightman, Artist, Curator and co-founder of the marvellous Laydeez Do Comics of which Graphic Medicine is so fond, is currently working on a book, The Book of Sarah, for Myriad Editions. In this exerpt, featuring drawings of eggs, deals with Sarah’s feelings about starting a family. As Sarah explained to Paul Gravett in an interview for ArtReview (May 2013): ‘my life has many parallels with my namesake. The whole aspect of uncertainty in relation to parenthood is one of them. My title for my strip published in ArtReview is And God remembered Sarah, from Genesis 21:1, where Sarah finds herself pregnant as God… Read More
New Podcast Wednesday: Nicola Streeten is a winner!
Use the Quicktime player above to view images along with the audio. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to the audio-only version below. Briefly interrupting the current series of audio from the Toronto conference, this week’s podcast is an excerpt from a conversation I had with Nicola Streeten at Leon’s cafe in King’s Cross rail station. I had the chance to sit down with Nicola during my recent trip to the UK. She discusses her graphic memoir, Billy, Me, & You and the Highly Commended award it received last week from the British Medical Association. She also discusses her academic underpinnings… Read More